Quantifying the enormous good the Church does worldwide


No voluntary organisation in the world does more work in the fields of education, healthcare, poverty relief, etc. than the…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

Does a religious school have the right to employ only staff who will uphold the school’s ethos? Should a religious employer be forced to pay for contraception and the ‘morning-after-pill’? In two separate rulings last week considering these matters, the...

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Something went very wrong with Ireland’s Covid-19 policy for nursing homes. Five months from the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis, the failure of the health authorities to properly protect the care homes has become evident. It is now seems clearer...

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By Jim Stack MSc PhD The first annual report on the operation of the 2018 abortion legislation was published on 30th June 2020, covering the twelve months January – December 2019. A total of 6,666 abortions are reported. Under the...

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The report on abortion presented this week by the Department of Health may have informed us that 6,666 terminations were carried out in Ireland last year (plus 375 in Britain), but aside from that, it is abysmally and purposely poor...

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We now know how many women had an abortion in Ireland last year; 6666. If you add in the 375 women who went to England for an abortion in 2019, despite our new law, it adds up to 7,041, a...

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Marriage continues to change and decline in Ireland as the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show. Fewer marriages are taking place, fewer are taking place in churches, more are taking place between people who were married before and...

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‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in fertility rate


The world is ill-prepared for a huge drop in population between now and the end of century. It is set to have a “jaw-dropping” impact on societies, say researchers. Falling…

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our new, 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for. We invite…

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